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    Tereneh

    I am now officially in love with Aristophanes!

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    Mitchell

    Epic.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Roz Milner

    A good collection of Classical Greek literature, this anthology does a pretty good job of covering a wide range of literature in translation. In this anthology, editor Michael Grant runs the gamut, covering everything from philosophy to history to poetry to literary criticism. It's a great sampler of Greek heavy hitters, giving ample selections of everyone from Plato to Plutarch, Lucian to Aristophanes. One thing I especially liked is the range of translations, too: it ranges from the 16th centur A good collection of Classical Greek literature, this anthology does a pretty good job of covering a wide range of literature in translation. In this anthology, editor Michael Grant runs the gamut, covering everything from philosophy to history to poetry to literary criticism. It's a great sampler of Greek heavy hitters, giving ample selections of everyone from Plato to Plutarch, Lucian to Aristophanes. One thing I especially liked is the range of translations, too: it ranges from the 16th century (Timothy Kendall)to the second half of the 20th century, with Richard Lattimore's translations of Homer. Like his other anthology for Penguin Classics, Latin Literature: An Anthology it's not only a good look at the ancients, but an interesting look at how translation changes over the years. It's fascinating to see how interpretations and styles differ through the centuries when translating the same piece. There's a few things I think are missing from here. For one, it lacks the capsule biographies from his other anthology which explains how each of those Roman authors have influenced through the ages. And there's a few omissions, too: Arrian's Ababasis isn't here, nor is Pausanias' descriptions of Ancient Greek. When a collection skips them yet includes a collection of imitations of Greek epigrams, I think it missed a good opportunity. Still, this is a nice collection that covers a wide range of time (8th century BC to 3rd century AD), styles and personalities. I don't think it replaces reading any of these in full (especially some of my favs like Plutarch, Lucian or Marcus Aurelius) but it's a good way to try a bit of each author.

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